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Bauer introduces It’s Your Day magazine

By Jonas Lopez in Media News on

It's Your Day Issue No1 (photo credit: Bauer Media Group)The Bauer Media Group is coming up with a new monthly women’s magazine called It’s Your Day.

Based on the company‘s Woman’s Day title, It’s Your Day will focus on more specialised and light content designed for casual readers, such as real stories, food, relationships, health and wellness, book reviews, and finances, plus some celebrity features.

Issue No1 (pictured), July 2019, in particular, features, love stories from Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep, an in-depth look at farming NGO Aussie Helpers, and Where Are They Now?-style updates on TV stars from the past 30 years.

Woman’s Day EIC/associate publisher Fiona Connolly said she recently toured Australia to gather feedback from readers on what they were hoping to see in a new magazine.

“I met with women from vastly different walks of life, but what connected them all was a deep love for magazines. They love the much-needed “me-time” that magazines offer. They want easy reads with content that makes them ‘feel good’. Our readers are at the heart of our brand and we value their opinions,” she said.

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Nine offloads Stuff

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The Nine Network has sold its NZ media outfit Stuff Ltd to CEO Sinead Boucher (pictured) – for just NZ$1.

The sale, which is expected to be completed by the end of this week, includes a lease-back to Stuff for a printing plant Nine uses in Wellington and the sale of ISP Stuff Fibre. However, 25 percent of the Stuff Fibre proceeds will be remitted to Nine; the rest of the money will be temporarily used to keep Stuff afloat over the next three years, after which a corresponding amount will be processed to Nine.

Stuff became a Nine subsidiary after the conglomerate’s merger with its parent firm, the former Fairfax Media, in 2018. 

“Today is an important moment for Stuff as a business. It is great to take control of our own future with the move to local ownership and the opportunity to build further on the trust of New Zealanders, who turn to us for local and national news and entertainment every day,” said Boucher.

Wratten to exit Home Beautiful

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Kayla Wratten is finishing her time as junior features writer with Pacific Magazines title Home Beautiful.

She is leaving to undertake more freelance work. 

Wratten joined Home Beautiful in September 2019 after finishing almost a year as editor at Frock Paper Scissors.

Follow Wratten on Twitter @Kayla_Wratten and on LinkedIn.

Perth no limit for Game On AUS growth

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There’s not many tech or games outlets that call Western Australia home. The industry across both the media and PR sides of life are deeply East Coast centric, and ‘out of sight, out of mind’ can be an all too real impediment to access.
So it’s nice to see the growth of the Game On AUS (GOA) brand as the radio show slash podcast slash Qantas in-flight entertainment option has started to build an increasing presence through its website and online community.
Influencing caught up with Pete Curulli, Director and co-host of GOA, who also hosts Perth breakfast radio on 92.9 HitFM and also recently became a manager of a League of Legends Oceanic Pro League esports team just in case he wasn’t busy enough. Pete talks about GOA’s efforts, the challenges and strengths of being based in Perth, and how he feels PR can work best with GOA and its community.
Take us back to the start - how did GOA start and how did it develop to wher

Rathbone takes up Grant Broadcasters CD post

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Ryan Rathbone has assumed the group content director spot at Grant Broadcasters.

The company stated that he is now in charge of all on-air talent and content for the entire network.

Rathbone has been with Grant Broadcasters since late last year, when he flew back home from New Zealand to take up a post as QLD/NT regional manager. His successor is currently being recruited. CEO Alison Cameron and COO Rick Lenarcic will be his immediate superiors.

“Ryan has had a hugely positive impact on our creative and content product in QLD since he joined the company earlier this year. He will now be working closely with our existing Regional Content Directors in the other markets to roll out these strategies. I am confident that we can continue to provide exceptional local programming and maximize our local community partnerships with both clients and listeners,” said Cameron.

Foye jumps to PR

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For the past five years Brendon Foyehas regularly been seen on CRN bylines until two months ago when he made the switch to public relations.
Starting at M+C Partners last Monday, Foye said the transition was something he had been thinking about for a while.
“I guess it's a tale as old as time in this industry of journalists moving to PR and it's something that was on the cards for a while. It was just a case of having an opportunity to move on and jump ship and I found something really interesting to sink my teeth into,” he said.
While the switch from journalism to PR is a regular occurrence, it’s the first time Foye has worked on the other side of the phone and it’s something he’s still getting used to.
“Just starting off getting trained in PR, I haven't done any of it before. For now it's a fair bit of content creation which I'm obviously used to being a journalist.”
While at CRN, Fo

Print IT! May consumer magazines round up

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A worthy nostalgia trip is the big focus of this 40th anniversary special, and the interviews with Tony Sarno, David Flynn, Roulla Yiacoumi, Ashton Mills, Nathan Taylor, Angus Kidman, Dan Gardiner, Darren Yates, and the OG Editor himself, Sean Howard, is a great trip down memory lane whether you every wrote a word for the mag or not. Pages from the original edition also appear, and an office photo collection is also quite a trip - indeed both Kidmans are pictured with hair!
But it isn't all looking back this month. There's some new laptop reviews, with the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 reviewed by Joel Burgess scoring a five star Hot Product award. Plus a wealth of free software suggestions, lots more hardware and software reviews, and a great deep dive (pun makes sense if you see it) on DLSS graphics technology and what it's doing for game imagery.
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Choice goes big on security and peace of mind in its latest edition. Features on keeping your PC

Ruthven joins Hit104.7

By Jonas Lopez in Media News on

Bryce Ruthven has signed up with Canberra station Hit 104.7, reported Radioinfo.

He will join Ellie Mobbs and Jason Roses in the weekend breakfast show and run the afternoon show on weekdays. 

Ruthven came to Canberra after finishing almost three years with Ace Radio, with his last assignment being the mornings announcer/digital content coordinator at TRFM in Gippsland.

“Definitely working in a competitive market like Canberra, that’s full of people like myself who have moved here to continue their careers. From what I’ve seen in the past week since arriving, it’s a very modern, clean city that embraces a fresh face to the nation’s capital, which has been a huge positive with settling in to my new home!” said Ruthven of his move.

Follow Ruthven on Twitter @BryceRuthven and on LinkedIn.

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